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When i see Denzel in a movie i guess my expectations are a bit higher than normal. was expecting more from this....
Mark Reviews Movies
Savages says nothing we do not already know about the illegal drug trade. The movie's key argument is that the trade is ruthless, especially toward those people too naïve to realize just how brutal the whole enterprise can be.
Safe House is the kind of well-made, exciting action film that delivers the goods fans are looking for. It never aspires to be anything more, as evidenced by the run-of-the-mill corrupt government story at its core. You’ve seen it all before, but it doesn
Safe House is a fun, but ultimately pointless spy thriller that is more big action sequences than necessarily being the “mystery thriller” it wants to be. This movie hinges on the chemistry between its two leads Denzel Washington (Tobin Frost)...
The latest entry in the action flick sub-genre of "Denzel Washington is a total badass," Daniel Espinosa's Safe House sets the gruff two-time Oscar winner against a baby-faced Ryan Reynolds in a mix of politically-tinged actioner and cat-and-mouse...
New York Post
‘Safe House” may strike you as a brilliant movie, provided you’ve seen fewer than, say, 10 spy thrillers. I’ve seen more than 10 spy thrillers.
If Denzel Washington isn't the coolest dude out there, I don't know who is. In Safe House - a breakneck spy thriller set mainly in Cape Town, South Africa - Washington is Tobin Frost, a CIA ace gone rogue.
With Espinosa and Guggenheim both being such newcomers, Safe House does show some potential-- but the pile of missed opportunities make you wish they'd cut their teeth somewhere else, and let Reynolds and Washington go at each other in a movie that ...
“Safe House” isn’t quite as smart as “Condor,” but that may be as much a function of our sped-up times as it is of the filmmakers.
Denzel Washington has been accused of giving essentially the same performance in several different films over the last few years (Unstoppable, Deja Vu, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3). “Saturday Night Live” has made sport of ribbing him for it this season.
"Safe House" is an action-packed spy thriller that leaves little time to think about plot holes. Fortunately, there are few to ponder. Director Daniel Espinosa wisely keeps the camera focused on his two stars.
Then the safe house is attacked by some local rebel soldiers who are after Frost – or, more importantly, some information he's in control of. Soon enough it's down to Matt to take control of the situation. His mission, protect and transport Frost to...
Reel Film Reviews
It's ultimately difficult to recall a mainstream Hollywood movie saddled with as obnoxious and rage-inducing visuals as Safe House, as filmmaker Daniel Espinosa, along with cinematographer Oliver Wood, has infused the proceedings with a grainy...
The A.V. Club
A quarter century later, in Safe House, the ageless Washington (a Safe House document-forger played by Rubén Blades admiringly calls him a black Dorian Gray) returns to South Africa to play another legend. This time, though, it’s a fictional character...
At least “Safe House” recognizes the simplicity of giving the people what they want in that regard.
The action in Safe House isn't the worst example of spastic motion out there. It's more akin to Paul Greengrass, the go-to comparison when it comes to shaky cam action. Like Greengrass, though, Espinosa makes sure the geography of the scene and the action
Atlantic City Weekly
Safe House, starring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds, is an obvious example of this new direction, right down to the grainy photography (let’s call it surveillance camera chic), and the emphasis on providing background on our protagonists.
Even in a second-tier movie like Safe House, he burrows into his character and infuses the movie with charisma and confidence.
Early on in the derivative but fairly absorbing blur titled "Safe House," set in Cape Town, South Africa, Denzel Washington's Tobin Frost, a spy in from the cold, is brought to a Central Intelligence Agency safe house so that he can be asked a few...
Eric D. Snider
A friend of mine described "Safe House" on Twitter as "a normal action movie, but with Denzel!" That's accurate and succinct, and it tells you everything you need to know. Were it not for my puritan work ethic I would just steal that line and end...
That is the intriguing point of departure of Safe House, a riveting, espionage thriller featuring non-stop action and an ever-escalating, high body count. The film might best be described as a compelling cross of The Bourne Identity (2002)...
"Safe House" is yet another big-budget vehicle for Washington, and, like the venerable "Training Day" (2001) and the more recent "Unstoppable," it has Denzel portraying a grizzled vet of sorts who's gotta teach a younger white newbie How It's Done.
Safe House is an overlong, underwhelming knock-off of The Bourne Identity - another generic spy thriller in which the "bad guy" (a traitor) is the good guy (because he's at war against corruption) and the "good guys" (government agents) are the bad...
Safe House is an action-packed thriller that doesn’t stop once it gets moving. The action is filmed well, and the fight scenes are done in a fashion that doesn’t make the characters on-screen appear to be super heroes. If you love the type of movie where
There are few better ways for an actor to show off his chops than by playing the clever trickster in a thriller (think of Daniel Craig's 007 at the poker table, or Matt Damon's Bourne leading his CIA overseers through the looking glass). In the opening...
From its swirling action-driven trailer, Safe House suggests a Tony Scott rip-off, as if director Daniel Espinosa had purposefully crossbred Man on Fire's hallucinatory visual grit with Spy Game's teacher/student plotline. But while surface...
There's a scene in the new Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds thriller Safe House where Reynolds' character is literally fighting for his life. He viciously strikes his opponent, who returns the favor. They kick, thrust, cut.
The needle of the déjà vu meter is pegged deep into the red zone in "Safe House." Just think of it as "Bourne to Run."
Life as a spy isn’t as glamorous as it seems. In spite of all the dreams of shooting people and trading secrets and bedding beautiful women, somebody has to start at the bottom. Today our somebody is Matt Weston (Reynolds).
The tagline for this movie, "No one is safe," is a weird one. It's confusing, really, using the title's sole adjective to contradict itself. They could have just saved themselves the messiness and let the tagline be something like, "It ain't...
One Guy's Opinion
Visually Denzel Washington’s new film is one of the ugliest movies to appear since Joe Carnahan’s repulsive “Smokin’ Aces,” and it’s not much better in narrative terms, either. Generically “Safe House” is a cynical spy story with a dollop...
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
SAFE HOUSE has all the ingredients for a cracker-jack thriller. It has the cool premise, a promising new director at the helm (Daniel Espinosa- director of the Swedish hit EASY MONEY), and two big stars in the lead roles.
Call it the Scandinavian invasion: With “Safe House,” Swedish director Daniel Espinosa (“Snabba Cash”) joins a growing club of filmmakers from his region who are working in Hollywood now, including Refn, who directed mastefully “Drive” and...
The Sydney Morning Herald
It quickly becomes clear that the ''safe house'' isn't and Matt finds himself on the run with the prisoner around Cape Town.
You can gauge how enduring a movie has been just by looking at the number of films of the same genre that boast a similar style, and when it comes to CIA espionage thrillers, it’s safe to say that the Bourne trilogy has become something of a cultural...
Safe House’s arresting locales – vividly captured by Bourne lenser Oliver Wood – are enough to make Espinosa’s follow-up to his well-liked, if under-seen, Easy Money (aka Snabba Cash) seem striking and singular.
Sky Movies HD
Ever seen a Denzel Washington movie where he isn't the smartest guy in the room? Well, you won't see any changes to the M.O. here as his unflappable CIA deserter - so cool they named him Frost - shows Ryan Reynolds' young pup the true meaning of intellige
Denzel Washington doesn’t mind playing the bad guy or the anti-hero. Hey, it got him an Academy Award for “Training Day.” In “Safe House” he plays Tobin Frost, an ex-CIA agent turned international criminal.
Cut Print Review
Safe House is ugly and frequently inept. Jorge Espinosa, in his first outing outside his native Sweden, opts for a grainy, washed-out colour palette that does nothing to distinguish his film from dozens of sub-par, post-Bourne espionage thrillers.
Film School Rejects
Safe House introduces its two main characters nicely and offers a glimpse into their respective worlds before they collide, but it’s from that point forward that David Guggenheim‘s script loses much of its luster. Weston’s driven to prove himself to...
If there is any weight or gravity in Safe House, a smash-and-crash espionage thriller set in Cape Town, South Africa, it comes entirely from the presence of Denzel Washington as Tobin Frost, a former CIA agent who “went off the reservation” nine years...
หนังแอ็กชั่นแนวเดิม กว่าเครื่องจะร้อนต้องใช่เวลาสักพัก ตอนจบเดินตามสูตรเดิม แต่หนังก็ดูสนุก เหมาะกับการฆ่าเวลาเอามันส์
Tinker Tailor it ain't, so leave your brain in the car's glove box for this well-crafted actioner.
Time Out London
The rest is one long, exhausting chase scene, with occasional breaks for slightly stilted dialogue, taking in the Green Point football stadium, the labyrinthine Langa Township, shootouts, and mind-games by Frost. While director Espinosa hones in on the...
WHEN it comes to exciting jobs, you’d think being a CIA agent would be near the top of the list. But Matt Weston (Ryan Reynolds) is bored. Even though he gets to work in the scenic beauty of Cape Town, South Africa, he wants a transfer.
Safe House is a violent two hour ride that'll feed your action fix but leave your brain on standby. But who's really going to buy a ticket to Safe House for some mental gymnastics? Odds are you saw the trailer and said, "alright, that looks like it...
Just by accepting a part with the thumbnail description ‘rogue CIA agent’, Denzel Washington reveals he’s more or less coasting through Safe House. With earnest, busy, likable, hardworking plodder Ryan Reynolds to play off, Washington doesn’t need to...
The picture is, effectively, one long chase with simplistic, by-the-numbers plotting but the action is staged with breath-catching realism and intensity and the location adds interest; one memorable pursuit occurs in a township.
Shadows on the Wall
Safe House With a cool Cape Town setting and constant sweaty, kinetic violence, this entire film plays like a wildly thrilling segment from a Bourne movie. It's sharply well-made and acted, but nothing about it remotely scratches beneath the surface.
It’s safe to say that any film starring the charismatic Denzel Washington is placed on the box office map long before it’s even had a chance of a good run and further scrutiny. Although both the Training Day star and Safe House director...
The Film Pie
Ryan Reynolds works for the CIA and is a good guy. Denzel Washington used to work for the CIA and is the bad guy. This is because he’s selling top secret government intelligence to other bad guys. Denzel doesn’t see himself as a bad guy however.
Safe House ถือว่าเป็นหนังแอ็คชั่นรับต้นปีที่ฉากแอ็คชั่นทำออกมาค่อนข้างดี มีอารมณ์สไตล์ความดิบ เถื่อน และ มันส์ คล้ายๆ Collateral และ Training Day และใครเป็นแฟนคลับของ วอชิงตัน ก็อย่าพลาดเชียว แต่หนังกลับมาตกม้าตายตรงที่เลือกจะใช้บท...